German Shepherd Database Project
Pedigree (Ancestors)
German Shepherd

Duke of Wurttenberg

AKC W894041
Born: Apr 9, 1958
Color: Black, Tan

Breeder: Arthur W Singer
StudBook: 9-59
COI: 22.77%
Ace Sellitto
Feb 27, 1952
AKC W363023
Black, Tan
COI: 21.42%

German Shepherd
Ch (AKC)
Adrian von Markath

Aug 25, 1948
AKC W107656
Black, Tan
COI: 20.79%

German Shepherd
Ch (AKC)
Western Candidate of Giralda

Nov 7, 1944
AKC W5063
Black, Tan
COI: 17.42%

German Shepherd
Till-Ann of Ferndale
Dec 3, 1946
AKC W36403
Black, Tan
COI: 32.27%

German Shepherd
Duchess of Rotundina
Sep 12, 1949
AKC W163418
Black, Tan
COI: 20.44%

German Shepherd
Nox of High-Ridge
Aug 21, 1948
AKC W163409
Black, Tan
COI: 18.68%

German Shepherd
Brenda of Rotundina
May 30, 1947
AKC W89008
COI: 19.47%

German Shepherd
Princess Tula Renee
Aug 17, 1955
AKC W714013
Black, Tan
COI: 19.06%

German Shepherd
Ch (AKC)
Questor Maximiam von Grossland

Jan 23, 1950
AKC W220200
Black, Tan, Silver
COI: 18.95%

German Shepherd
Dolf von Grossland
Jul 12, 1945
AKC W005169
Black, Red, Golden
COI: 21.82%

German Shepherd
Hilda of High-Ridge
Jul 6, 1945
AKC W4378
Black, Cream
COI: 20.06%

German Shepherd
Saxonia Tula
Mar 17, 1954
AKC W487709
Black, Tan
COI: 21.73%

German Shepherd
Bero von der Pfaffenau

Dec 12, 1950
AKC W395951
Black, Tan
COI: 22.59%

German Shepherd
Saxonia Kathy
Jan 14, 1951
AKC W231566
Black, Tan
COI: 18.99%

German Shepherd


  White Gene
  White Gene Carrier
  Black Gene
  Black Gene Carrier
  Blue Gene
  Blue Gene Carrier
  Liver Gene
  Liver Gene Carrier
  Excellent Hips
  Good Hips
  Fair Hips
  Normal Elbow
  DM Clear
  DM Carrier
  DM At Risk

The German Shepherd Gene Study tracks the recessive "masking" white
and recessive black genes forward through the generations.

Genes come in different varieties, called alleles. Somatic cells contain two alleles for every gene, with one allele provided by each parent. Often, it is impossible to determine which two alleles of a gene are present within an dog's chromosomes based solely on the outward appearance of that dog. However, an allele that is hidden, or not expressed by, can still be passed on to that dog's offspring and expressed in a later generation.

German Shepherds can carry one or both of the recessive white "masking" and/or the recessive black gene.

(A masking gene masks the real color and pattern of the dog. The only way the gene can be expressed in some of the offspring is if both parents carry it. For example, when a white dog is bred to a non-white dog that does not carry the white gene, none of the offspring will express the white coat but they will be carriers of the white gene. If those offspring are bred to a white, some of their offspring will express the white coat color. White bred to white will always produce white offspring.)

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The German Shepherd Dog Database Project makes no guarantees as to the accuracy of the data published at this site. We have made every effort to verify all entries, but the German Shepherd Dog Database Project is not a registry so all data included has been submitted by dog owners or taken from registry reports and AKC Stud Books. Please contact us to report any errors or omission.

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